Oklahoma Residents Are Shocked Upon Seeing Road Crew Work In Middle Of City Street

Residents in the area were shocked after seeing work of the road crews that painted over roadkill.

During an interview with FOX 23 News, one family said they witnessed the city crews reapplying the double yellow line on the middle of the four-lane road, and wondered at the time if they would stop to remove the roadkill.

They have painted over it instead. The residents found the animal carcasses in three spots with fresh yellow stripes through them.

The city of Tulsa, told FOX 23 News in a statement, confirmed that the street crews did paint over the roadkill. It was because the striping truck only noticed the animal remains after it was done and it was too late. The traditional process however is to pick up anything in the street that does not allow for the solid line to be painted properly.

In response to the issue, city officials sent the crews back to correct it. They were told to pick up all the roadkill that was painted over instead of the road’s surface.

One resident who has lived in the area for 40 years told FOX 23 the area deals with so much roadkill of wild and domesticated animals, he’s not surprised that more weren’t painted over.

“If the stripers stopped to pick up the roadkill on this road, there wouldn’t be any striping done,” Loren Lewis told the television station.

In a separate situation in 2012, the same scenario happened when a dead raccoon was painted over double yellow stripes in Davenport, Iowa.

 

Sources: Fox News UsNBC4i

Sean Maddox

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